Timberland launches the next of its Future73 collaborations, in partnership with Los Angeles-based designer, retailer, creative director, and restaurateur, Humberto Leon. The Timberland® x Humberto Leon Future73 Collection reimagines The Original Timberland® Boot and reinvents outdoor protection with an apparel capsule that modernizes the brand’s heritage style.
To Leon, Timberland represents function, protection, and longevity – qualities he drew upon in creating the Timberland® x Humberto Leon Future73 6-Inch Boot.
“I’ve been a part of Timberland’s story for some time now. I always want Timberland’s rich history to be at the core of what we’re working with; the brand has always been about functional protective wear, and I love that as the basis,”
said Humberto Leon. “My first memory of Timberland is the 6-inch Boot so reimagining it has been really exciting; to have the freedom to create something from scratch and celebrate such a big chapter for the brand.
Timberland has managed to create strong staples that you cannot imagine life without.”
For this project, Leon sought to reinvent outdoor protection with heritage style, precision, and comfort, creating a 6-inch Boot with an exaggerated rubber outsole and wrap for a bold and original look. The soles are made using a durable recycled rubber, paired with an anti-fatigue footbed for bounce and comfort. The dual-branded hangtag (referred to as the “badoink”) doubles as a pouch, for added functionality. Complementing the boot is the All-Gender 6-Inch Puff Shoe—an entirely new silhouette featuring a nylon ripstop upper and 400-grams of insulation.
With an aim to design “the perfect trans-seasonal wardrobe for traveling the world,” Leon created a number of convertible, zip-off styles for the ultimate in versatility and function for the outdoors.
The Humberto Leon Future73 capsule comprises seven garments in total including the Black 5-in-1 Jacket, which is fully waterproof yet has removable sleeves and a hood as well as a zip-off hem that can be converted into a cross-body bag. The Convertible Pants have zip-off legs transforming them into shorts for warmer climates, plus an oversized Taslan drawcord and contrasting reinforcement panels. Both designs feature 3D pocketing for ample storage.
Rounding out the apparel is the Rugby Funnel Neck Sweatshirt in black or a Cropped version in ‘wheat boot,’ both with oversized Taslan drawcord fastening; a mixed media Hoodie in ‘wheat boot’ with embroidered logo and quilted hood; a black Tee with printed graphic and contrast piping, and Sweatpants in black or ‘wheat boot’ with woven quilted knee panels and an adjustable hem.
The Timberland® x Humberto Leon Future73 CollectioN is available now on Timberland.co.uk with prices ranging from £70 – £630.